Professor Profile – Stephen Heckbert

Written by: Shauna Quinn
Edited by: Pina Capuano

July 14 2014- Some say the public relations program at Algonquin College is the best in the province. Heck, some go so far as to say it’s the best in the country. Once you meet the program coordinator, Stephen Heckbert, you’ll understand why.

Originally from Eastern Canada, Stephen brings over 20 years of experience in public and media relations, government relations, strategic communications, marketing and more to this prestigious program. A graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in English and philosophy. Shortly after this, he began his career as a journalist while completing a Masters degree in Journalism at Carleton University. He later began his communications career with the New Brunswick Department of Finance as the Director of Communications to the Minister and in 2003, the Ottawa Business Journal named him an honouree of their Ottawa’s “40 under 40” award.

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